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I am in need of a good pair of boots.


I have had red wings and either the quality has gone to hell or I am hard on boots. On my 3rd replacement this year and they will not replace this pair that is falling apart.

I have guidelines to follow as well which are: (must have)

- metatarsal guard
- steel toe (composite toe preferred)
- electrical, oil, and puncture resistant sole

Would be nice to have as well: (not needed)


- waterproof
- insulated


Heard good things about georgia but want to hear other options.
 


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We just had this discussion not long ago. Do the search thingie, Bro.
 

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I did search.........


Out of the entire thread not one has all my requirements.



Half are hunting boots.



Apparently i'm the only one that faces a $1k personal fine if caught without required PPE.



I have looked up some (but not all) of the manufacturers in the thread and nothing fit the bill.
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Up here the local store carries comp. toe in the Dakota line only. The rest of your requirements you'll have to research in that line. I'm wearing a pair now and I give them a 9/10 for comfort and 7/10 for quality. Cost was up there at $175.00. My main concern is comfort and weight, I'm on my feet all day with bad knees.
Good luck,

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Wolverines are a good boot, I had a pair of their mocasin toes that lasted bout 4 years. look into a good insole to help with your knees, kinda know ur pain I have deterierated ligiments in my knees so I have never kept the original insoles in any work boots Ive had, like standin on card board, I have the dr scoles.Im on my feet 10hrs pretty much standin still and I only get mild discomfort at the end of the day.
 
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I've had pretty good luck with Timberlands, I'm almost sure they make a boot that meets your requirements.
 

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I have these. I forgot the exact name of the other boot, but it was brown, steel toe, and very similar to this. I think that was slightly more comfortable, even though it was grams heavier. Although this is a really good boot, it does not appear to be a grounding / "electrical" shoe.

http://shop.timberland.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4208424


Otherwise, I would recommend this. It's a rubber sole, so I don't think it is of the grounding nature.
 

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Don't bother with Caterpillar brand. They don't last more than 6 months of daily use either.
 

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Yup, I got Timberland too. Good boot.
 

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I own two pairs of whites boots. They're custom built and my first pair lasted me 3 years fighting fires. Theyre completely rebuildable and very comfortable. I've been having issues with the sock liner coming loose and sliding though. I am constantly in the mountains on hill sides which is causing it. There's also a equally good boot company called Nicks which is who I'll buy my next pair from. Both companies have quite a few specialty boots and all are custom built to fit your feet.
 

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I did search.........


Out of the entire thread not one has all my requirements.



Half are hunting boots.



Apparently i'm the only one that faces a $1k personal fine if caught without required PPE.



I have looked up some (but not all) of the manufacturers in the thread and nothing fit the bill.
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Hmmm. I have combat boots in three different shades of color. Waterproof and all that. Have you looked into them?...Navy Amy stores? I also use Walmart work/saftey boots since they last me forever and are such a delight to wear. Check Ebay as well and search for your specs there. Never heard of this $1,000 fine you are talking about....very odd indeed.
 

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Thanks for the replies on this I will check into the custom boots, timberlands, and combat boots.



I am in sand and gravel with both wet and dry processes used. Its like walking on sandpaper constantly. Im a welder so a external met. guard saves laces. I am in boots for 12+hours a day.



Straycat. Its hell when a federal inspector shows up anytime any day unannounced. The government needs money and they write citations for anything.


Edit: MSHA COFR part 56 subpart N code 15003
 

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I'll say I had a great pair of Timberlands. I only needed a steel toe when I was doing plastic welding (We put together the enormous tanks holding acid for galvanizing metal; they gotta be plastic) so I don't know about the guard for the laces. Insurance is a little less dangerous :)
 

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